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IDRC invests in knowledge, innovation, and solutions to improve lives and livelihoods in the developing world. We focus on collaborative partnerships and projects proposed by research institutions and individuals.
 
To build a critical mass of knowledge in our priority areas, we fund individual research projects as well as larger research programs in collaboration with other donors.
 
We mainly support developing-country researchers. There are opportunities, however, for joint research projects between developing-country institutions and Canadian or international researchers and institutions.
 
We also offer fellowships and awards to both Canadian and developing-country graduate students.
 
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Latest Results

Chilean and Canadian researchers joined forces to investigate the impacts of paid and unpaid work on the mental health of Chilean workers, paying particular attention to gender issues. The researchers worked to encourage the introduction of policies...
A gendered look at workplace mental health in ChileImproving research capacity on information society issues Reducing childhood obesity in MexicoStrengthening health systems in AfricaIncreasing immunization, reducing child mortality in Haiti

Latest Results

An IDRC-funded project has enhanced the research capacity of 15 emerging information society scholars in Africa, Asia, and Latin America through grants, mentorship, and training. Thanks to the project, more researchers from developing countries are...
A gendered look at workplace mental health in Chile Improving research capacity on information society issues Reducing childhood obesity in MexicoStrengthening health systems in AfricaIncreasing immunization, reducing child mortality in Haiti

Latest Results

In the past 20 years, overweight and obesity rates among Mexican children have increased by nearly 40%. As with many other low- and middle-income countries, Mexico is experiencing this “nutrition transition” as a result of changes in diet, nutrition...
A gendered look at workplace mental health in ChileImproving research capacity on information society issues Reducing childhood obesity in MexicoStrengthening health systems in AfricaIncreasing immunization, reducing child mortality in Haiti

Latest Results

Researchers with the Africa Health Systems Initiative (AHSI) have uncovered ways to strengthen health systems in sub-Saharan Africa. Weak health systems cause a high burden of preventable and treatable illnesses, especially for those living in rural...
A gendered look at workplace mental health in ChileImproving research capacity on information society issues Reducing childhood obesity in Mexico Strengthening health systems in AfricaIncreasing immunization, reducing child mortality in Haiti

Latest Results

​Results from the Canadian International Immunization Initiative for Haiti In Haiti, 1 in 14 children does not survive to their first birthday. A contributing factor is Haiti’s extremely low rates of immunization—some of the lowest in the world. ...
A gendered look at workplace mental health in ChileImproving research capacity on information society issues Reducing childhood obesity in MexicoStrengthening health systems in Africa Increasing immunization, reducing child mortality in Haiti
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Knowledge, innovation, and solutions to improve the lives of people in the developing world
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